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Also known as "lamp optimization" or "tuning," the act of aligning the lamp so that its filament is at the optimal focus point in the reflector. Rarely done on a work bench--ideally the fixture is hung at a comfortable height perpendicular to a white wall or other flat surface. One possibility, in a counterweight house, is to fly in the 1st electric to a trim of about +5', and focus the fixture onto the cyc. Each brand of fixture has slightly different adjustments. While most agree that the procedure should be done every time a new lamp is installed, including on moving lights, often this is impractical.

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